Sunday, October 5, 2014

Rotary Club of Como Car Show 2014

The forecast for Sunday 5th of October 2014 was for showers in the morning clearing towards the afternoon. The rain started about 4am and bucketed down but by 7am it was blue skies as far as the eye could see. Perfect weather for the Rotary Club of Como 3rd Annual Car Show.

The early morning rain was heavy and the ground at Wesley College was saturated by 9am.

SIVA put on a display of 8 cars.

Shelly debuted the Karmann Ghia. It received a lot of compliments.

Part of the SIVA line up - Karmann Ghia, DKW, Citroen, Renault, Lloyd and NSU Prinz.

The small car contingent - NSU Prinz, Lloyd Alexander, Renault 4CV.

Messerschmitt and Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.

We arrived at 9am. Shortly after we arrived the heavens opened. Thank God we had a tent!

But a sunshade will also do!

During a break in the rain we viewed the cars. This is a replica Mercedes SSK.


My favourite car of the show. 1949 Fiat Berlina. The design is prewar but absolutely stunning. We had a good chat with Charlie, the owner. The car was purchased in South Australia by the previous owner 15 years ago and bought to Perth, but he couldn't get the engine to run. He eventually offered it to Charlie, a well known vintage Fiat enthusiast, who he hoped would have better luck with it.  He did!

View of the engine bay (photo courtesy P Olsen).

Back end of an Aston Martin DB5

Aston Martin DB5 and DB6

James Bond's car - the DB6

Jaguar XK7

Bedford fire engine

English car row

A post war Riley. I've always found Riley's a very handsome car.

Lotus and Morgan row

1939 Vauxhall J

1946 Cadillac and 1948 Holden 48-215

Morris Ten-Four

Austin A30

A pair of Triumph Spitfires

Morris Oxford

A Mini Cooper race special

A Mini Cooper

Intermittent rain and squalls throughout the day kept the number of exhibitors and visitors down but it was still a nice day.

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